Firefighting efforts continue on the Bolt Fire burning in the Rincon Mountains

Bolt Fire
Bolt Fire(Coronado National Forest)
Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 4:22 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 18, 2023 at 6:45 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - According to the Coronado National Forest, the Bolt Fire in the Ricon Mountains is approximately 420 acres.

The fire is now 23% contained.

The Bolt Fire began on September 14 in a remote area of the Rincon Mountains.

The Forest Service said the fire is in a remote area with rough terrain and smoke from the fire is visible from Catalina Highway.

The Forest Service said resources have been on the scene to work to secure the northeast flank of the fire and to reinforce the perimeter lines in an effort to prevent rollovers. Crews will remain on scene overnight.

Rose Canyon Lake area closure from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the lake and 50 feet out from the bank, expanded from 10 feet.

The Forest Service said helicopters are using it as a water dipping site. The campground will remain open during the helicopter operation. Visitors are asked to please avoid the area for your and the firefighter’s safety.

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